Tracktion Corporation, the company behind popular DAW Tracktion, have released a new premium quality virtual instrument in the shape of BioTek.
Introducing a premium quality virtual instrument that combines an advanced synthesis engine with a stunning array of samples sounds from natural, urban and mechanical environments. Built on the entirely new Acktion platform this “organic synthesizer” sounds like nothing else.
BioTek’s user interface is designed to place a wide range of sound sculpting tools right at your fingertips. Rather than a confusing mix of menus and layers. The 20+ controls on BioTek’s single screen interface change function to give you the ideal set of variable parameters for each sound.
To ensure that BioTek sounded like no other virtual instrument, a whole new library of unique samples was needed. Enter composer and engineer, Mike Wall. BioTek’s natural and environmental sounds are samples from Mike’s collection spanning 20 years of field recording in Washington, Oregon, California, North Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, and Hawaii, with a bit of Texas stirred in.
For the industrial sounds, Mike did location recording at several manufacturing facilities near Seattle. Mike achieved exceptionally high-resolution and low noise by utilizing various stereo microphones, hydrophone rigs and digital recorders that are customized for intense field conditions. The samples were carefully looped and mastered for the Acktion Engine.
Mike Wall said of the instrument: “The quality and range of the sounds, as well as the way they interact with the synthesizer in organic and sometimes very twisted ways is uniquely addictive. All of the patches are so carefully crafted that the mash-ups make sense in surprising and unexpected ways. I find myself tempted to compose an entire piece using only one instance of BioTek.
“This new instrument may become the next must-have tool for soundtrack, ambient, chillout, and electronic music work. It is perfect for adding a unique splash to modern popular music production.”
BioTek will lead you down new paths and bring fresh inspiration when you need it most. Built on Acktion sampling and synthesis technology, an entirely new platform, BioTek doesn’t recycle or remix the same old sounds. Instead, all raw sounds are crafted by our designers then you have the ability to manipulate a wide range of parameters with BioTek’s unique interface.
Have a listen to BioTek, the “Inspiration Engine”.
BioTek Banger by Woody
Poisoned Oasis by Mike Wall
Doctor BioTek by Frank Van Gompel
Sapphire Dream by Frank Van Gompel
Purchase Tracktion’s premium, organic, virtual synthesizer BioTek now for $150 at: https://marketplace.tracktion.com/app/checkout/cart/
BioTek is available on Mac, Windows and Linux – recommended requirements are below.
Mac: Mac OSX 10.7.5 or Later – Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz Processor – 2GB RAM (4GB Recommended)
Windows: Windows XP, VIsta, 7, 8, 10 – Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz Processor – 2GB RAM (4GB Recommended)
Linux: Debian 6 or Later, Ubuntu 10.04 or Later – Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz Processor – 2GB RAM (4GB Recommended)